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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Apr 07 2011

The apple never falls far from the tree.

Lainey Benson comes from an artistic family, and so it’s no surprise that her paintings are now bearing fruit, with past exhibitions all but selling out. Benson’s latest work is now on display at the Nelson Public Library.

Benson’s father was a professional musician; one of her brothers followed in his footsteps. Two other siblings are...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Apr 07 2011

This week and beyond at The Royal …

Cheryl Hodge

Thursday, April 7 - Showtime 9 pm

Composer, pianist, vocalist and teacher Cheryl Hodge is celebrating the release of her newest CD at the Royal. 

With over 20 years of playing and touring with some of the finest jazz...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

Best of the Fest

@ The Capitol Theatre, Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.

An incredible mix of local and international world class snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists will come together at this years Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Apr 04 2011

Barroom basic swing dance class

begins Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at The Royal on Baker


Classes will start on time out of respect to all participants and to the Royal.

For the first session please show up at 6:45 p.m. to complete details and be ready to start.

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Apr 01 2011

Marnie Christoffersen and Lara Blackman

@ Bijou, Saturday, April 2, 6:30-9:30 pm

Marnie Christoffersen of drawn by and Lara Blackman of Jayne couture dresses and wigs (currently on display in the bus stop window) will be hosting and showing off their wares for the month of April at Bijou (564 Ward St).

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Apr 01 2011

After 10 years of presentations, meetings and demonstrations Nelson's Outdoor skatepark finally has a site, and they are officially kicking off the fundraising portion of the park project this month.

To mark this momentous occasion Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society and Shambhala Music Festival Ltd. hope you'll come help celebrate with them at the NDYC and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

Alf Crossley: Spirit of the Land

@ Touchstones Nelson, Gallery A

Opening reception:  Friday, April 1, 7-9 pm, (exhibition closing date June 12) 

Artist talk: Thursday, April 14, 7 pm...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Mar 29 2011

FLIKS presents …


@ Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 pm

FLIKS presents Genie Award Winner and Academy Award short-listed Incendies at the Capitol Theatre.

Fresh from its Genie win, and being short-listed as best foreign film at the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Mar 28 2011

Outskirts of Eden: Jude Davison

@ The Capitol Theatre, Friday April 1, 8 p.m.

Proceeds from ticket sales of this performance will be used to aid in disaster relief for the Tsunami ravaged Japanese community of Onagawa.

In 2009 Jude Davison released a critically acclaimed concept album Circo de...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Mar 24 2011

Fluid Stability: Margie Gillis

@ The Capitol Theatre, Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed modern dance artist, dancer/choreographer Margie Gillis has been seen on television and in theatrical films on several occasions.

Her life and her art have been the subjects of several...